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  • Blogs

    July 7, 2014

    Country Music's ten biggest douchebags

    Mainstream country music gets an unfair rap as being universally over-polished and formulaic, a notion that artists like Kacey Musgraves and Eric Church obliterate every time they strap on their guitars. But there's a granule of truth to the stereotype, and a particularly damagin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2013

    Todd Snider on how he parties with the co-founder of Crocs, George Boedecker, Jr.

    Todd Snider is one of America's most gifted storytellers. The songwriter, who first gained notice in the mid '90s with the song "Talkin' Seattle Grunge Rock Blues," writes the kind of songs that can both cut you to the bone and make you laugh at the same time. He has a knack for exploring and expres ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2013

    Exec chef Brandon Foster on Vesta's new menu, Matt Selby and coping with a tragic death

    "I'll just wait to read what they say about me," declares Brandon Foster, striding past the line at Vesta Dipping Grill and into the sunlit dining room, where there's already a buzz humming from an early crowd. "He's the heartbeat of the kitchen," offers one of Foster's cooks. "He's incredibly genui ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2013

    New Denver shows: My Bloody Valentine, Nine Inch Nails, Lil Wayne on sale this weekend

    My Bloody Valentine, who was last in town three years ago at the Fillmore, will return to the Mile High City for an intimate and sure to be overwhelmingly loud show at the Ogden Theatre on Monday, August 19. Tickets for the show range from $45 to $50 and go on sale on this Saturday, June 15, at 10 a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2013

    Ella Moon, R.I.P.: Moon Farm matriarch was a true Colorado original

    Ella Moon, who died on Sunday, may not have been famous in the conventional sense. But generations of people share fond memories of this astonishing woman, whose namesake home -- Moon Farm, located in the Western Slope community of Fruita -- was a popular day camp for more than thirty years, and con ... More >>

  • News

    April 19, 2012
  • Blogs

    January 26, 2012

    American Idol in Aspen: Magic Cyclops befriends Steven Tyler... 'nuf said

    ​The fourth episode of American Idol auditions took us four hours from the Mile High City to Aspen, where we saw many a Denver hopeful either break through to the Hollywood round or get the good ol' Randy Jackson boot. Unlike previous audition episodes thus far in the season, last night we fi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2010

    Vesta Dipping Grill cookbook now on sale at a store near you

    Lori Midson​I have, in my grubby little hands, a copy of the just-published Vesta Dipping Grill cookbook, 151 pages of recipes (including chef Matt Selby's fifty dipping sauces), hot food porn, biographies of Selby and owners Josh and Jen Wolkon (who also run Steuben's) and a section on the " ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2010

    Screeching Weasel electrifies Gothic

    Aaron Thackeray​ SCREECHING WEASEL L.A.M.F's • King Rat 08.18.10 | Gothic Theatre You can't accuse Screeching Weasel of breaking any new ground musically speaking. But talk about the soundtrack to my young life growing up. Considering how I wore out cassette tapes of the band's songs solid ... More >>

  • Calendar

    November 13, 2008

    the Edge

  • Film

    February 7, 2008

    Fool's Gold

    There is no gold at the end of this terrible Matthew McConaughey-Kate Hudson mash-up.

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2008

    Vintage Q&A With David Lee Roth

    Prior to the creation of the Backbeat Online blog, Westword conducted plenty of Q&As with plenty of rock stars, schlock stars, rising stars and fading stars -- and oftentimes only a small percentage of the conversations made it into the finished articles. So in the coming weeks and months, we hope t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2008
  • Music

    February 8, 2007

    Branford Marsalis

    The saxman strives to keep the music classic.

  • Music

    January 4, 2007

    What a Country!

    Ten reasons to tune in country radio in 2006.

  • News

    August 3, 2006


    A jury takes Kroenke Sports' claims against a former employee at face value.

  • Music

    June 13, 2002

    Diamonds Are Forever

    Anyone trying to steal the spotlight from David Lee Roth is asking for an ass-kicking.

  • Music

    April 12, 2001

    They're What's for Dinner

    A handful of local musicians earn their stake at the Trail Dust Steak House.

  • Music

    August 24, 2000

    The Need for Weed

    By aiming for the lowest common denominator, Up in Smoke went over like gangbusters.

  • Music

    March 16, 2000

    Give the People a Hand

    A new generation is rediscovering one of Denver's strangest bands.

  • Music

    May 6, 1999

    Good Times, Gangsta Style

    The Hard Knock Life tour puts on a happy face.

  • Music

    July 30, 1998

    Booker's Booking

    Thanks to the swing trend, David Booker is very much in demand--again.

  • News

    January 29, 1998

    Barry Fey

    The Sound and the Fury

  • News

    September 4, 1997
  • News

    March 27, 1997

    Blonde Ambition

    The criminal portion of the Greg Lopez case is over, but the fight for Spicer Breeden's estate is just getting started. Ask Sydney Stone.

  • Music

    September 5, 1996
  • Dining

    May 23, 1996
  • News

    April 4, 1996
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    May 17, 1995



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    December 14, 1994
  • Music

    November 30, 1994